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Founding member swapped shares for a bike… that have now sold for £25 million

An extremely unlucky man gave up his stake in the technology firm he started with friends – before it sold for £170 million.

Chris Hill-Scott, aged 29, founded SwiftKey with university friends Jon Reynolds, 30, and Ben Medlock, 36.

All three would have been clinking glasses to celebrate becoming multimillionaires after Microsoft bought the software, but Chris got fed up with the long hours and instability and wanted out.

He is thought to have taken a bike in payment for his share of the company which makes typing on a mobile keyboard easier. Chris, now a civil servant, left the company to become a photographer in 2008 and now builds websites for the government, it is claimed. He tweeted that selling his share was ‘the biggest mistake I ever made’ before making his account private.

Microsoft agreed to buy the company for £174 million, leaving Jon and Ben in line to pocket £25 million each.

source: metro.co.uk

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Match the words with their synonyms.

 

1

to swap

a

to state

2

to claim

b

to take away

3

to get fed up with

c

to toast

4

to pocket

d

to trade

5

to clink glasses

e

to be exhausted by

Key: 1-d, 2-a, 3-e, 4-b, 5-c 

Vocabulary

to swap

elcserélni

shares

részvények

stake

érdekeltség

to clink glasses

koccintani

to get fed up

elege van

civil servant

köztisztviselő

to claim

állítani

to pocket

bezsebelni

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